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Gunmen killed outside US anti-Islam exhibition

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Gunmen killed outside US anti-Islam exhibition

By Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera

Two gunmen have reportedly been shot dead outside an anti-Islam art exhibition featuring depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a city near Dallas, Texas, police say.

The shooting was reported shortly before 7 p.m. local time in the Texas city of Garland at the Curtis Culwell Centre. The city is reportedly in lockdown, following reports that another gunman was seen near a shopping centre.

A group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative had claimed they were exercising their right of free expression in running the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest.


The judging was supposed to be on Sunday, with the winning entry offered a $10,000 prize.

Critics of the competition have condemned it as an attack on Islam.

In two Twitter posts attributed to Garland police, a CBS affiliate first reported that two men had “pulled up to the Culwell Center” and “started shooting,” then reported the two suspects had been shot dead.

A security guard has reportedly been shot in the leg.


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